System Administrator - 30549 in Suffolk, VA at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 8/30/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description




The Joint Staff J7 (JSJ7) System Administrator is responsible for design, implementation, support, tuning, and performance for central server and client architecture components and operating systems to support the development, testing, and production delivery of enterprise-wide, mission-critical applications and services for the JSJ7.


  •  Continuous operation of servers, networks and related infrastructure supporting information systems in support of Joint Training for modeling and simulation systems and supporting infrastructure.
  • Tests, documents and installs new software releases, patches, updates and manages the overall configuration to ensure it is up to date and secure.
  • Perform hardware and software troubleshooting. Troubleshoot networking issues (Linux, Windows Networking, TCP/IP, Virtualization).
  • Install, configure and update Operating Systems and Application Software.
  • Install, configure and troubleshoot VMWare vSphere environments including servers, switches and storage. 
  • Monitor the use of system resources, hard disk, CPU and memory and perform predictive analyses.
  • Identify and build automation solutions to provide systematic management of information technology solutions.
  • Provide training and oversight of junior personnel technical work in accordance with direction from superiors.

Education and Experience

Bachelor's degree Computer Science or related discipline plus 2 to 5 years of directly related experience. In some cases, educational requirements may be adjusted or waived for more than 9 years of applicable work experience. Directly related experience in computer repair and configuration.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Must be able to install, maintain, and upgrade computer hardware and software
  • Advanced knowledge of Linux and Windows operating systems requirements and configuration
  • Advanced knowledge of Enterprise IT systems and network troubleshooting
  • Experience with virtualization technologies to include VMWare in enterprise environments
  • Experience with web based applications including database backends
  • Experience with cybersecurity policy and system hardening per DoD policy
  • Experience using Cloud Service Providers (CSP) preferred
  • Experience with software development desireable
  • Ability to lift at least 25 pounds
  • Good writing, communication and listening skills
  • Good critical thinking and problem solving skills
  • Must be diligent, hardworking and a fast learner
  • Must have COMPTIA Security+ ; this is mandatory
  • Must be a US Citizen with an active Secret security clearance




Security Clearance



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Alion will provide a reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans who need assistance to apply. Please visit the Alion Careers site for more information.

U.S. Citizenship Required for the majority of our positions.

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